The Vermont Statutes Online
§ 5056a. Benefit denial; evidentiary hearing
(a) An applicant for disability retirement benefits under section 5056 of this title may file a request for an evidentiary hearing with the retirement board if the application for benefits is denied.
(b) The hearing shall be an appeal de novo and shall be conducted by a hearing officer designated by the board and in conformance with rules adopted by the board. Rules adopted by the board shall be consistent with section 809 of Title 3.
(c) The decision of the hearing officer shall constitute final administrative action.
(d) The retirement system or the applicant may appeal a decision of the hearing officer to the supreme court pursuant to Rule 13 of the Vermont Rules of Appellate Procedure. (Added 2003, No. 38, § 7; amended 2005, No. 197 (Adj. Sess.), § 4.)